Ph.D., Indigenous Studies

Minimum Requirements for Indigenous Studies Ph.D.: 48 credits

CONCENTRATIONS: INDIGENOUS SUSTAINABILITYINDIGENOUS STUDIES & RESEARCHINDIGENOUS LEADERSHIPINDIGENOUS LANGUAGESINDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMSINDIGENOUS EDUCATION & PEDAGOGY

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Ph.D. Degree Requirements
Complete the Ph.D. degree requirements.
Indigenous Studies Program Requirements
Complete the following:
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F608Indigenous Knowledge Systems3
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F690Seminar in Cross-Cultural Studies3
Core Courses
Complete two of the following:6
Seminar in Language Revitalization
Linguistic Anthropology: Language, Thought and Action
Economic Anthropology
Sustainability in the Changing North
Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Education and Cultural Processes
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Cultural Aspects of Language Acquisition
Education and Socioeconomic Change
Language, Literacy and Learning
Educational Administration in Cultural Perspective
Indigenous Leadership Symposium
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North
Management Strategies for Rural Development
Indigenous Organization Management
Research Courses
Complete two of the following:6
Analytical Techniques
Methods in Ethnohistorical Research
Documenting Indigenous Knowledge
Field Study Research Methods
Community-based Research Methods
Doctoral Dissertation
Complete the following:
ANL/CCS/ED/RD F699Thesis1-9
Concentrations
Complete one or more of the following concentrations:12
Indigenous Sustainability
Indigenous Studies & Research
Indigenous Leadership
Indigenous Languages
Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Indigenous Education & Pedagogy

The joint Ph.D. program in Indigenous Studies draws and builds upon long-standing academic and research capabilities at UAF to offer an integrated course of advanced graduate study consisting of a common core curriculum that all students complete, coupled with six areas of concentration:

Concentrations

Indigenous Sustainability

Complete four of the following: 112
Public Policy
Sustainability in the Changing North
Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management
Cultural Atlases as a Pedagogical Strategy
Sustainable Livelihoods and Community Well-being
Place-based Education
Economics of Environmental and Business Sustainability
Arctic Politics and Governance
Indigenous Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability in Rural and Indigenous Contexts
1

subject to student and committee modification

INDIGENOUS STUDIES & RESEARCH 

Complete four of the following: 112
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
Anthropological Field Methods
Methods in Ethnohistorical Research
Economic Anthropology
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Field Study Research Methods
Documenting Indigenous Knowledge
Education and Socioeconomic Change
Political Economy of the Circumpolar North
Community-based Research Methods
Management Strategies for Rural Development
1

subject to student and committee modification

INDIGENOUS Leadership

Complete four of the following: 112
Perspectives on the North
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
U.S. Environmental Politics
International Relations of the North
International Law and the Environment
Comparative Indigenous Rights and Policies
Alaska Government and Politics
Arctic Politics and Governance
Alaska Native Social Change
Political Anthropology
Kinship and Social Organization
Research Design and Professional Development Seminar
Current Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management
Leadership Theory and Development
Educational Administration in Cultural Perspective
Strategic Leadership
Indigenous Leadership Symposium
Community Development Strategies: Principles and Practices
Management Strategies for Rural Development
Indigenous Organization Management
Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability in Rural and Indigenous Contexts
1

subject to student and committee modification

INDIGENOUS Languages

Complete four of the following: 112
Alaska Native Language Apprenticeship II
Principles of Linguistic Analysis for Alaska Native Languages
Seminar in Language Revitalization
Topics in Athabascan Linguistics
Language, Literacy and Learning
Cultural Aspects of Language Acquisition
Principles of Linguistic Analysis
Second Language Acquisition
Theory and Methods of Second Language Teaching
Second Language Materials and Assessment
Assessment for the Second Language Classroom
Introduction to Linguistic Description and Documentation
Field Methods in Descriptive Linguistics I
Language Policy and Planning
Documenting Yup'ik Traditions/Caliarkaq
Additional Topics in Advanced Yup'ik
1

subject to student and committee modification

INDIGENOUS Knowledge Systems

Complete four of the following: 112
Oral Sources: Issues in Documentation
Cultural Knowledge of Native Elders
Native Ways of Knowing
Community Healing and Wellness
Kinship and Social Organization
Northern Indigenous Peoples and Contemporary Issues
Oral Sources: Issues in Documentation
Indigenous Ways of Healing
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights
Indigenous Dispute Resolution
Indigenous Dispute Systems Design
Human Dimensions of Environmental Systems
Rural Health and Human Service Systems
Community Development Strategies: Principles and Practices
1

subject to student and committee modification

INDIGENOUS Education & Pedagogy

Complete four of the following: 112
Native Ways of Knowing
Cultural Atlases as a Pedagogical Strategy
Rethinking Multicultural Education
Alaska Native Education
Education and Cultural Processes
Culture, Cognition and Knowledge Acquisition
Foundations of Education
Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools
Foundations of Education in Alaska: From Segregation to Standards
Curriculum Development
Culture, Community and the Curriculum
Place-based Education
Teaching Writing in a Cross-cultural Context
1

subject to student and committee modification